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National Board Certification

National Board Certification

 

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification is a nationally-recognized honor awarded to teachers who successfully document their teaching effectiveness through intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment and peer review.

Why pursue National Board Certification?

  • National recognition for your teaching abilities
  • a Level 3 license
  • National Board Certification has been documented to have a positive impact on student learning
  • Certification opens up leadership possibilities in your school and district
  • Westminster's program allows you to count this preparation toward your MED degree

There are five options for preparing for National Board Certification:

National Board for many certification areas, no endorsement

National Board with Basic or Advanced Reading Endorsement

National Board with English as a Second Language Endorsement

National Board with Special Education Endorsement (second license)

 

Teachers who hold a masters degree and want to pursue National Board Certification may contact the MED Program Director to work out a customized plan of course work that will usually be about 8 credits.

 

For more information on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, click here or http://www.nbpts.org

Are you interested in an endorsement without the National Board preparation?

Basic or Advanced Reading Endorsement

ESL Endorsement

Special Education License